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Threadleaf arrowhead
Scientific classification
  • Sagittaria natans Michx.
  • Sagittaria natans var. gracillima S.Watson
  • Sagittaria stagnorum Small
  • Sagittaria storiflexum B.Bagmor.
  • Sagittaria subulata var. gracillima (S.Watson) J.G.Sm.
  • Sagittaria subulata var. natans J.G.Sm.

Sagittaria filiformis, the threadleaf arrowhead, is an aquatic plant species native to the eastern United States, from Maine south to Florida and Alabama. it occurs in flowing streams in the northern part of its range, but more stagnant waters such as marshes and swamps in the South.

Sagittaria filiformis is a perennial herb up to 170 cm tall. Some leaves are thread-like, entirely underwater, but others are narrowly ovate or lanceolate and floating on the surface.

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